Instruct Us
Date 29 January 2021
Year of Build 2020
Casualty type Cargo Overboard
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC


3 February 2021

* We have received the following updated information concerning the loss overboard of containers from fully cellular container vessel, MSC ARIES.

* The vessel has arrived off Ningbo and is expected to berth shortly where an assessment of her condition including any damaged containers will occur.

* Ship operators, MSC, advise that the containers lost overboard were empty containers being returned to China.

* It remains possible that damage to some loaded containers may have occurred as a result of this incident which could given rise to potential recovery aspects.

* WKW has nominated a surveyor to proceed to Ningbo Port to investigate the extent of damage to containers further.

*Should you be concerned with any cargo on board this vessel and require our assistance we would urge that you contact us accordingly.


* It is reported that ultra-large fully cellular container vessel, MSC ARIES, has lost 41 containers overboard on or around 29 January 2021 whilst on a voyage across the North Pacific from Long Beach, USA to Ningbo and Yantian, China.

* It is not yet known whether any other containers remaining on board have been affected by way of container stack disturbance or collapses. We are seeking further details regarding the incident and will report again as soon as additional information is known.

* Recovery issues may arise as a result of this incident and we therefore recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with cargo on board so that we may start taking steps to assist you.

} Back